My girls are apart of a Drama cabaret group that recently participated in a pageant arranged by their drama teacher Mrs Ingrid Burger.
When I went through my divorce I had to cancel my girls drama classes due to my financial constraints, she was the one person that showed some understanding, and insisted they remain in drama. It made such a difference. I knew Ingrid was involved in various charity work, was Mrs UN 2013, Miss Teen SA International director. The list goes on, but I never saw the difference she made in other children’s lives other than that of my own girls.
The Hope Pageant was absolutely amazing! It was perfectly planned and was not only about beauty but about hope and giving, inner beauty and compassion. I felt filled with inspiration seeing the effect she had on the participants throughout the journey they followed with her as mentor.
The pageant included several performance by the children and I would like to give special mention to Emma Poole. Emma walked on stage, got herself seated behind her piano and sang a song she wrote herself titled “Ordinary”. It was absolutely amazing. Her voice was angelic and the words of her song so meaningful. I wish I had a video of her singing it so that I could share it with the world. She might only be a child but her words would touch so many people.
I admire people like Ingrid that can see so much potential in every single child she meets, and that can inspire them and equip them with the tools they need to be everything they dream to be.
I enjoyed the evening so much!